30-Day Plank and Push-Up Challenge

Planks and push-ups are two powerful, full-body exercises that rarely receive the credit they deserve. Adding these two moves into your regular workout routine can help you sculpt and tone your body faster than if you lifted weights and did 100 crunches.

The plank is most commonly known as an abdominal exercise and the push-up is known to strengthen the chest and shoulders. However, the plank works more than your core, it tests your arm strength and lower body stamina.

The push-up uses muscles from head to toe (shoulders, arms, core, glutes, quads, back) not just the upper body. The combination of these two efficient exercises allows you to challenge your entire body in the least amount of time.

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Push yourself past your limits to start changing the shape and strength of your body. Do these two exercises for 30 days and watch your body get stronger.

30-Day Plank and Push-up Challenge Schedule

  • Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday: PLANK
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: PUSH-UPS
  • Saturday: CHALLENGER'S CHOICE (Rest, Repeat or Test)

How Many To Do

This is a progressive schedule that will gradually let you build on your current level of strength and fitness. The stronger you get, the longer you hold your plank and the more push-ups you do.

Plank and push up

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About the Author

Teresa M. Howes

Teresa M. Howes is a nutrition expert, fitness advocate, avid runner, published author and active blogger. Backed with a formal education and over a decade of professional experience consulting in the weight loss industry, she has an arsenal of tools, tips and tricks that she loves to share. Fired up with enthusiasm, she founded the 30-Day Challenge Series in May of 2013 and is thrilled to be cultivating a community of inspired, dedicated and successful fitness enthusiasts. You can find her latest and greatest at www.eatdrinkandbeskinny.com.
Teresa M. Howes is a nutrition expert, fitness advocate, avid runner, published author and active blogger. Backed with a formal education and over a decade of professional experience consulting in the weight loss industry, she has an arsenal of tools, tips and tricks that she loves to share. Fired up with enthusiasm, she founded the 30-Day Challenge Series in May of 2013 and is thrilled to be cultivating a community of inspired, dedicated and successful fitness enthusiasts. You can find her latest and greatest at www.eatdrinkandbeskinny.com.

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